Fulflex, a Southern Vermont company that enjoys international success with its specialty elastic products, has multiple job openings at its Brattleboro plant for a variety of skill sets.
Fulflex is a leading manufacturer of thin-gauge specialty elastics for the medical, industrial, textile, hygiene, food and personal care industries. The company uses natural and synthetic polymers to produce the finest custom-manufactured elastic tapes and threads, which are used in a variety of apparel — swimwear, underwear, sportswear, children’s wear and in disposable diapers, health care products, fitted bedsheets, and many other elasticated products.
The company’s elastic tapes and threads are designed to improve the user experience, optimizing comfort, fit and performance. The products are flatter for better fit and appearance; thin and lightweight; soft and comfortable; high heat resistance; completely launderable; and nonshrinking — they retain original size and tension after many washings. In addition, they will not stain or yellow most fabrics; are efficiently packaged and lubricated for trouble free sewing; and resistant to chlorine, suntan lotion, salt water and perspiration.
Many of the world’s leading brand names rely on Fulflex to provide the suppleness, strength, stretch, comfort and fit in the diverse range of products where Fulflex elastic is used.
The products are sold both within the USA as well as internationally to customers around the world, including China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
Until 2018, Fulflex was owned by Rhode Island-based The Moore Co., a family-run business that was founded in 1909. In 2018, Fulflex was sold to Garflex, a global manufacturer of latex and latex-free elastic rubber products with headquarters in Miami. Fulflex factories and warehouses are located throughout Europe, North America and the Asian Pacific region to respond rapidly to customers’ needs.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for masks to prevent the spread of the virus, Fulflex has seen exponential growth in its medical supply markets. The company has openings in its Brattleboro plant for a variety of positions from packaging to rubber machine operators for second and third shift.
“Fulflex is looking for individuals who pride themselves on having a strong work ethic and want to become part of the Fulflex family,” said Don Venice, vice president of operations. “Fulflex prides itself on its diverse culture and commitment to employee growth and success, while having a presence in the global market.”
As such, Fulflex provides in-house training to help employees further develop the special skills necessary to work in the rubber industry. The salary ranges from $19.53 per hour to $23.72 per hour post training, and the company offers a competitive benefits package that includes a comprehensive medical, dental and vision plan, as well as 401(k) with a company match.